Continued care that follows
your life plan.
What is a Continuing Care
Today, more and more adults of retirement age are choosing to release the hassles of homeownership and move to a senior living community. Today’s 55+ consumers have a wide array of options to choose from, including communities that boast a full continuum of care services. Often referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, these communities arguably offer consumers the most options for a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.
Unlike other Independent Living communities that only offer living accommodations, amenities, and non-medical services such as housekeeping, Continuing Care Retirement Communities provide all these things plus a care continuum that typically includes assisted living or memory care services. Some senior couples choose a CCRC when one partner requires more advanced care than the other. Sometimes, seniors simply enjoy the peace of mind they have knowing that care is available if they ever need it in the future.
Continuing Care at The Kenney
The Kenney is proud to be the only CCRC in West Seattle. We offer a variety of contract options
including a Type B CCRC Residency Agreement and Month-to-Month options. In addition to the benefits found in a
Continuum of Care Retirement Community, The Kenney is also a not-for-profit organization.
“Not-for-profit CCRCs do it right, and for the right reasons…they’re mostly born from affinity groups looking for ways to serve their members – religious orders, community groups, and fraternal organizations. They are not necessarily profit-making endeavors. CCRCs are ways to expand their nonprofit missions, which are to serve their selected populations with the highest quality care and to create the best lifestyle possible.”
– Keith Robertson, Ziegler Investment Banking
Frequently asked questions
What is an Entrance Fee?
What is an Entrance Fee?
An entrance fee at The Kenney is a one-time initial investment paid upon reserving and moving into a preferred independent living apartment. Key benefits of the entrance fee begin with the resident moving into a newly remodeled apartment. The benefits continue with future access to assisted living & memory support with the added benefit that entrance fee residency agreements signed beginning in 2018 also include a reduced fee benefit for those services. Finally, the entrance fee will provide the peace of mind of access to our benevolence fund, should the resident ever reach a point in which personal funds and eligible resources are not sufficient to meet living and care expenses. The Kenney offers three choices of refundability levels with its entrance fees, allowing residents to customize to financial resources and objectives.
Is an Entrance Fee tax deductible?
A portion of the Entrance Fee in Kenney residency agreements dated 2018 or later covers pre-paid assisted living and memory care services, which the IRS has stated may be tax deductible.
Is an Entrance Fee required to move into Independent Living?
While an entrance fee offers a great value, it isn’t a first choice for everyone. The Kenney offers month-to-month options in a limited number of studio and one bedroom independent living apartments. This option allows residents to enter independent living without an up front entrance fee, in exchange for a larger monthly fee, and fewer benefits associated with their residency.
Where is the closest public transportation?
The C-Line bus is located right outside the front entrance of our community. The bus comes every 15 minutes or less. The bus can take you to the Junction, Safeco Field, and downtown Seattle. We are also just one mile away from the Fauntroy Ferry Terminal which can take you to Vashon or Southworth.
Am I allowed to hire my own caregivers in my apartment?
Absolutely! If you need assistance finding private caregivers, our team is happy to help.
What is included in my monthly fee?
The monthly fee for independent living residency agreements beginning in 2018 includes all utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, phone service, weekly housekeeping, chef-prepared meals, maintenance services, full access to community amenities and programs, scheduled local transportation, 24-hour security and monitored emergency response.